NCVS Panelists/ Contact Information

Session is scheduled for 10:30AM Wed, June 30th.

Panelist's Bio's and Contact Information:

Moderator: Catherine Settanni
Catherine Settanni has over 25 years of experience helping Non-Profit Organizations use media and technology to better share their stories with diverse stakeholders. As an AmeriCorps Program Director, Ms. Settanni successfully developed long-term relationships with local foundations-- a critical component in leveraging federal AmeriCorps funds at the local level. In addition, she currently serves on several technology-focused funding boards, which gives her a unique perspective on grant making from both "grantee and grantor" perspectives. Her software company currently provides an online reporting system (OnCorps Reports) used by many AmeriCorps and VISTA programs nationwide.


Brad Brown
Executive Director
Social Venture Partners/MN
Using social venture capital thinking and approaches as a framework, Social Venture Partners Minnesota is committed to impact the educational potential of "at risk" kids. Former investees include Admission Possible, a Minnesota-based AmeriCorps program.


Deepa Fernandes
Executive Director, People's Production House.
People's Production House, teaches members of community organizations how to use digital media to tell their community's stories and report news from a community perspective. We partner with over 20 CBO's in NYC and have worked extensively with community groups in the Gulf Coast region post Katrina.


Kristin Kuipers
Founder, Pangea Foundation
Formed in 1996, Pangea Foundation helps nonprofits leverage technology to manage their programs. During her tenure, Kuipers has seen the company grow from one client to 2,000 nonprofits serving people in the areas of education, housing, employment, and health and human services.


Jillian Misrack
Vice President, Programs

Jillian Misrack joined Full Circle Fund as a Program Consultant in October of 2007 and quickly joined the staff as Director, Community Impact in January 2008. In March 2010, she was promoted to Vice President of Programs. At Full Circle Fund Jillian is responsible for grant portfolio effectiveness, grantee relations, and grantmaking best practices. Prior to joining Full Circle Fund, Jillian managed AOL's West Coast philanthropic and volunteer initiatives for more than five years. Jillian has directed partnerships with a diverse group of education based community organizations including Time Warner's Time To Read National Literacy Program, Foundation's International Youth Media Festival and AOL Aspires Education Technology Grant Initiative.

In addition to her work with AOL Community Investment, Jillian founded her own consulting business, wesource, in 2003. She has also been involved in the National Philanthropy Day Steering Committee, Co-chair of Northern
California Grantmakers Corporate Contributions Roundtable, The Northern California Summer Youth Program Steering Committee, the Bay Area Corporate Volunteer Council and the Silicon Valley Corporate Community Relations Consortium. A life-long volunteer, Jillian found a perfect fit when she joined The Volunteer Center of San Francisco and San Mateo Counties Board of Directors in April 2006.
Currently, Jillian serves as Board President and Chair of the Board Development Committee. She holds a B.A. in History from San Francisco State University. Jillian, an organ donor, is also actively involved in The California Transplant Network, dedicated to educating the public and saving lives through organ and tissue donation.


Laurie Emrich
Founding Partner
DC Shared Space and Leadership Campus Initiative
1405 Emerson St. NW
Washington, DC. 20011
202 722 1903

Laurie Emrich worked for fifteen years as an independent consultant in health program planning, evaluation, and sustainability analysis, primarily in Africa. More recently she consults in launching, strengthening and building financial resources for regional, national, and international social profit organizations. An individual donor herself, she advises family foundations and individuals on effective, social justice grantmaking.

A founding board member of the Washington Area Women's Foundation, Laurie also served on the boards of Threshold Foundation and Lambi Fund of Haiti. She has been in long term partnership with, and has advised such NGOs as Global Fund for Women, Grantmakers without Borders, Be Present, Inc. and is currently the Program Coordinator for the Other Worlds Are Possible Giving Circle.


Elizabeth M. Darling (formerly Elizabeth Darling Seale)
OneStar Foundation: Texas Center for Social Impact

Elizabeth M. Darling has a broad background in public policy, community development and social service delivery. In February 2009, she became President and CEO of OneStar Foundation. Prior to that, she served as Chief
Operating Officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service. Darling is a graduate of Baylor University with a Bachelor of Science in English/Education.

Paul L. Carttar
Director of the Social Innovation Fund

Paul Carttar brings more than thirty years of experience across sectors – public, private, and nonprofit – to the position of Director of the Social Innovation Fund.
Recently he served as an Executive Partner with New Profit, Inc. and a Senior Advisor with the Monitor Group. Previously, he was Chief Operating Officer for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and a co-founder of the Bridgespan Group.
Carttar began his career as an analyst for the U.S. Senate Budget Committee and subsequently served as assistant to Amb. Arthur F. Burns, former chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, at U.S. Embassy in Bonn, West Germany. Carttar spent several years with Bain & Company, an international management consulting firm, and later held executive positions in two private, venture-capital funded companies in the healthcare industry.
Carttar graduated with highest distinction from the University of Kansas with a B.A. in Economics and English and received his M.B.A. from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.